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Yesterday โ€” January 19th 2020NPR Technology

Election Security In Georgia

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Marilyn Marks of the Coalition for Good Governance about the reasons behind the lawsuit seeking to bar Georgia from using its paperless voting machines.

  • January 19th 2020 at 14:02

Lawsuits Over Voting Machines In Pennsylvania

By Emily Previti

After an Election Day meltdown last year, two lawsuits in Pennsylvania could result in the state decertifying a popular voting machine ahead of of the 2020 elections.

  • January 19th 2020 at 14:02

How To Spot Misinformation In An Election Year

By Miles Parks

The Life Kit podcast team looks at misinformation in an election year.

  • January 18th 2020 at 23:24
Before yesterdayNPR Technology

What We've Learned From The Data On Crisis Counseling Via Text Message

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Nancy Lublin, CEO of Crisis Text Line, about what text messages say about people in need — and how her service uses that data.

  • January 17th 2020 at 22:13

The News Roundup - International

A new cabinet in Russia, Iran takes responsibility for shooting down a plane and Parnas goes public.

(Image credit: ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images)

  • January 17th 2020 at 17:06

'PigeonBot' Brings Robots Closer To Birdlike Flight

By Merrit Kennedy
A team of Stanford University researchers designed the PigeonBot.

Birds change the shape of their wings far more than planes. The complexities of bird flight have posed a major design challenge for scientists trying to translate the way birds fly into robots.

(Image credit: Lentink Lab/Stanford University)

  • January 16th 2020 at 20:58

'Get In Line:' What It Takes To Legally Immigrate To The United States

"I am constantly in fear. I think I have a lot of potential, but I sometimes think I could’ve done so much more. There are so many people like me out there," a listener told us.

(Image credit: Puneet Chowdhary)

  • January 16th 2020 at 17:06

Decrypting The Decryption Dilemma

The government wants access to cell phone data from criminals, but tech companies aren't sure that's a good idea.

(Image credit: ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP via Getty Images)

  • January 16th 2020 at 16:06

Study: Tinder, Grindr And Other Apps Share Sensitive Personal Data With Advertisers

By Bobby Allyn
Dating apps, including Tinder, give sensitive information about users to marketing companies, according to a Norwegian study released Tuesday.

Researchers in Norway say the data-sharing appears to violate European data privacy laws. In the U.S., groups are asking state and federal regulators to investigate whether the practices are illegal.

(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • January 15th 2020 at 01:03

Iowa Democrats Will Use A Smartphone App At Caucuses, Despite Cybersecurity Concerns

By Miles Parks

Iowa's Democratic Party plans to use a smartphone app in its upcoming caucuses. Despite warnings about cybersecurity since 2016, party bosses are sanguine.

  • January 14th 2020 at 22:14

Despite Election Security Fears, Iowa Caucuses Will Use New Smartphone App

By Kate Payne
Precinct leaders across Iowa will use their own smartphones to transmit the results of next month

The Iowa Democratic Party confirmed to Iowa Public Radio and NPR that it plans to use an Internet-based app to transmit results, but it declined to provide any more specifics or security details.

(Image credit: JGI/Tom Grill/Tetra images RF/Getty Images)

  • January 14th 2020 at 16:53

Russia Hacked Ukrainian Company Linked To Trump Impeachment, Security Firm Says

By Bill Chappell
Russian hackers successfully infiltrated emails of employees at Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company, according to a U.S. security firm. Here, a building is seen in Kyiv that holds the offices of a Burisma subsidiary.

Days after the House formalized its impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Russian hackers reportedly started working to gain access to Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holding's email accounts.

(Image credit: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

  • January 14th 2020 at 15:56

The Past Year, And Decade, In Music Listening: Video Rules, The Boy's Club Remains

By Cherie Hu
Two competing data firms, BuzzAngle and Nielsen Music, released reports in early Jan. 2020 detailing the many changes in listening over the past decade.

Two reports released recently shine a light on the decade-long trends shaping our relationships to listening, from the dominance of video to the vinyl "boom" that isn't quite.

(Image credit: Kirsty Lee / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm)

  • January 14th 2020 at 15:29

News Brief: Esper Interview, Democratic Debate, Gunman's iPhones

By Noel King

The Pentagon says the U.S. has the constitutional authority to strike Iranian proxies. In Iowa, there's been a shift in tone for the Democratic presidential race. And, Apple again defies FBI demands.

  • January 14th 2020 at 11:00

Russians Hacked Ukrainian Firm At The Center Of Impeachment

California cybersecurity firm Area 1 says Russian hackers targeted the Ukrainian gas company at the center of President Trump's impeachment. NPR's Noel King talks to Area 1 co-founder Oren Falkowitz.

  • January 14th 2020 at 11:00

Apple Declines DOJ Request To Unlock Pensacola Gunman's Phones

By Shannon Bond

Apple rejected a Justice Department request to unlock two phones used by the Saudi gunman who killed three sailors in Florida. It's another standoff between the government and Apple over privacy.

  • January 14th 2020 at 11:00

Foxconn Promised Wisconsin 'Innovation Centers,' But Hasn't Yet Delivered

By Corrinne Hess

When tech giant Foxconn said it would build a massive manufacturing facility in Wisconsin, it promised to open "innovation centers" — one of many side benefits that so far appear to be illusory.

  • January 13th 2020 at 22:22

U.S. Driver's License Network Goes Down, Slowing DMV Offices Across The Nation

By Bill Chappell
DMV offices around the U.S. were slowed down for hours on Monday, due to a network outage in a key database. Here, people wait at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles office in  Brooklyn last month.

The network that motor vehicle agencies around the U.S. use to verify critical information went down Monday morning. It took roughly four hours to fix the problem.

(Image credit: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

  • January 13th 2020 at 20:35

Two Wheels, Lots Of Controversy: Electric Scooters And Urban Space

Is the drama over electric scooters the same as the 19th-century fight over bicycles?

(Image credit: Kathryn Fink/WAMU)

  • January 13th 2020 at 17:06

Troll Watch: AI Ethics

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with The Washington Post's Drew Harwell about the ethical concerns posed by new AI technology.

  • January 11th 2020 at 23:30
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